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Classes, Exams and Research

  • The majority of classes and exams will be delivered online. 
  • There may be a very small number of exceptions for classes or labs that are already occurring on campus. These exceptions will be communicated by the departments.
  • The final exam period is posted on the Student Exam website and the schedule will be posted approximately one month before final exams. Dates for other assessments will be on your course outlines.
  • If you already have a OneCard, you can use it as identification for online exams.
  • If you do not have one, you can use government-issued identification, showing only your name and photos, and covering the rest of the information. Acceptable identification can be found on the OneCard Office website.
  • The accommodation needs of students remain a top priority. We will continue to support students who require accommodations for exams.
  • Academic Accommodation Support and the Test Centre are providing services remotely. Visit Academic Accommodation Support for more information.
  • Yes, the systems provided by the university for courses and online examinations have been through privacy impact and security assessments.

Yes! You can find details on the Student Exam website.

  • If you have issues logging in to D2L, contact the CCS Helpdesk.
  • If you have any issues during the test or exam (for example, accessing or submitting the exam), contact your professor.
  • Chang School courses are supported by ce@ryerson.ca.
  • Students who miss an assessment due to cold or flu-like symptoms, or due to self-isolation, are currently not required to provide a health certificate.
  • All other illnesses must continue to provide health documentation.
  • See the Student Guide and Senate Policy 167 on Academic Consideration for more details.
  • If access to required technology is a concern, please raise this with your instructors as soon as possible.
  • Considerations will vary depending on course requirements, but all issues will be taken into account as changes are being implemented.
  • Students with upcoming MRP, thesis, or dissertation defences should contact their Graduate Program Directors to discuss if there will be any adjustment to the timeline or format of their defence.
  • Students are also encouraged to check the Yeates School of Graduate Studies’ COVID-19 website for the latest updates.
  • Pass/fail grades do not change GPAs, which is what probationary status is based upon.
  • The deadline for dropping a Fall 2020 undergraduate course and/or withdrawing from an undergraduate or graduate program with a full refund is Friday, September 18, 2020.
  • The deadline for dropping a Fall 2020 undergraduate course and/or withdrawing from an undergraduate or graduate program with a 50% refund has been extended to Friday, October 16, 2020.
  • The deadline for dropping a Fall 2020 Chang School course with a 75% refund has been extended to Friday, October 16, 2020.
  • For international students whose Study Permits are declined, the deadline for withdrawing from an undergraduate or graduate program with a full refund is Friday, October 16, 2020. Students seeking a tuition refund must complete the International Student Tuition Refund Request Google Form, external link, opens in new window by October 16, 2020.
  • The deadline for dropping Fall 2020 undergraduate, graduate and Chang School courses in good academic standing has been extended to Monday, December 7 (the last day of classes).
  • For official and complete lists of important dates, academic deadlines and refund deadlines please see:
  • The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI) continues to provide support for grant proposals, award submissions, partnership agreements and all other forms of funding applications and reporting. 
  • For information regarding contingency and continuity planning around SRC activities please check for updates on the OVPRI website and the YSGS website – these sites will be updated as new information becomes available or changes.